DJ Lucky from Reykjavík to spin at the 2nd Annual Brooklyn Soul Festival
After running a stall at Kolaportið for years, DJ Lucky opened Lucky Records in late 2009 at Hverfisgata 82, 101 Reykjavík, where he stocks a massive inventory of over 20,000 records, by far the best used record shop in the country. He met Richard Lewis (aka DJ Honky, one of the co-organizers of the Brooklyn Soul Festival) when they were both featured DJs at this summer's Funk í Reykjavík festival put on by Sammi from the band Jagúar, and realized that they shared a love of the deep grooves of 1960s and 1970s funk and soul. DJ Lucky will lead off this year's Brooklyn Soul Festival on Friday, October 8, spinning a set of soul 45s starting at 8pm.
Following two sold-out nights in 2009, the Brooklyn Soul Festival is now in its second year, this time featuring 6 legends of 1960s and 1970s funk and soul from around the country, backed by 2 of the most in-demand bands in soul music today. The Festival will take place once again at the Bell House in Park Slope, Brooklyn, on October 8 and 9, featuring award-winning BBQ, a top-notch record fair, and a host of top soul DJs from around the world. Tickets are available via Ticketweb.com under the title "Brooklyn Soul Festival".
Artists: Barbara Lynn, Betty Harris, Vernon Garrett, Don Gardner, Harvey Scales, Renaldo Domino, Eli "Paperboy" Reed and the True Loves, and the Sweet Divines.
DJs: DJ Lucky, Si Cheeba, Mick H, Doug Hadgraft, DJ Honky, Mr. Robinson, and Greg Tormo – from Iceland, UK, France, NJ, and NYC.